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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (6 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Distressed by her circumstances, Hannah turns to her bible to find comfort.  She opens it by “chance” to the story of Jacob fleeing from his brother Esau (Crafts 213).  830 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (5 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Collins argues that mothering, whether bloodmothering or othermothering, empowers black women (198).  Katherine Ellison echoes Collins and discusses how othermothering, which she terms “alloparenting” (143) has emboldening effects on women similar to those experienced by biological mothers (139, 144).  928 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (4 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Evelyn, Mr. Cosgrove’s enslaved petted paramour, lives in many senses as Mr. Cosgrove’s wife, while his wife lives as a spurned household object, much like slave.  848 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (3 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Hannah’s mistress dies while in seclusion, and Hannah gets sold to Saddler who trades solely in “good-looking wenches,” which he defines as “young and beautiful women without children” to fill orders in the New Orleans market (Crafts 107).  895 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (2 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

As the novel opens readers discover that the narrator, Hannah, is an orphan.  Hannah was reared by nobody “in particular” and never knew her father or mother (Crafts 5-6).  953 more words

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UC-San Diego Professor Nadine George-Grave says 'Performance is not benign.'

Dr. Nadine George-Grave, author of such books as “The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters” and “The Negotiation of Race, Gender, and Class in African American Theater,” has developed a reputation as a bit of a provocateur. 70 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (1 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

MOTHERHOOD AND DECEPTION AS FREEDOM IN THE BONDWOMAN’S NARRATIVE BY HANNAH CRAFTS

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Unearthed in 2001 and published in 2002 by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Hannah Crafts’ novel, The Bondwoman’s Narrative, and Crafts herself, exist amid scrutiny.  587 more words

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